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Graceful Homestay

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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I had a wonderful time staying here for a few days. The owners were very helpful and friendly and had lots of interesting information about the local area.The gardens surrounding the house were lovely!

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review of your brief stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you loved the ambiance & also enjoyed the interaction with us which contributed to a memorable visit to Kerala. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful & we look forward to hosting you again in the future. More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There are several aspects which made my stay at Graceful Homestay extraordinary. First it was overbooked and i got the chance to stay in a kind of a special room-which is usually not rented. Thanks to that i could stay 4 days. The houses are located within a beautiful green garden. At the "big" guest house you will find a... More 

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Thank you for such a warm & lovely review of your stay at Graceful last December. Yes, we were overbooked & could only offer you the spare guest room but are delighted to note that you appreciated occupying that room and enjoyed your stay thoroughly. Graceful Home Stay is different from other B&Bs around Trivandrum because of the peaceful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I stayed at Graceful for a few nights and it was excellent. The hosts were kind, informative, in touch by email before my trip (and arranged an airport pickup) and excellent cooks (a beautiful breakfast was included). They have an auto rickshaw driver, Vijay, who was very helpful - I hired him for a longer drive and he gave me... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Graceful and the hospitality that went with it. We also enjoyed hosting you and providing you the comforts of a home away from home. We like our guests to be comfortable and enjoy the facilities, the food and the oodles of information that Giles can provide about local sights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was a lovely n memorable stay at Graceful .I stayed with my mother n brother for 8 days n it was indeed perfect n peaceful . A great place to relax n unwind . Such warm n lovely hosts , yummy breakfast , beautiful n clean rooms , couldn't have asked for more . Once again a big thank... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

What a delight to read the review of your stay in our ancestral home at Graceful. It was important for us to make your stay as comfortable as possible to offset the other inconveniences of your trip to Trivandrum and to find your way around in an unfamiliar city. We are happy it all worked out well and that you... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A lovely stay at this wonderful, tranquil home, a little off the beaten track, but all the more special for this. Friendly and welcoming. Do accept dinner, if you are offered! Many thanks to you all for a memorable visit.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review of your brief stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you loved the ambiance which contributed to a memorable visit to Kerala. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful & look forward to hosting you again. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The setting of this homestay is lovely, right on the edge of the city and very quiet. Although not central it is still within walking distance of good places to eat and drink and an easy taxi ride into the city centre. Rooms are not luxurious but are clean, comfortable and homely, more than you can say for a lot... More 

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Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful during the last stage of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased you found the place peaceful & comfortable, clean & homely. Yes, Giles immensely enjoys interacting with guests not only to provide the needed pieces of information but also to regale them with anecdotes with a... More 

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Me and my friend spent the last days of our travel in South India in Trivandrum – and we were so happy about this beautiful and peaceful place at Graceful Homestay. It was one of the best accommodations we had during our travels! And we felt so comfortable there that we did not feel much like going out – only... More 

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Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful during the last days of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased you found the atmosphere peaceful & comfortable, the accommodation as one of the best, and the homemade breakfasts enjoyable. The fact that you just wanted to laze out here & not venture out speaks volumes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was one of the best places I stayed at in India. Set in a luxuriously spacious house with fantastic balconies and furnishings within large grounds containing the traditional Kerala palm and fruit trees. The best thing about this place is that while the maids are there to respond to any immediate requirements, the owners live at a different house... More 

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What a glorious review you have written about your stay at Graceful ... we feel humbled! While providing the atmosphere of a "home away from home" we always try to ensure that guests have enough private space & time without being overwhelmed by the hosts. We are glad you noticed and appreciated it! Giles indeed has a lot of local... More 

Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lovely place to stay! Large clean rooms and great location near to tuktuks and restaurants, yet you feel like you are in the middle of a great garden. Giles and Elsy were so helpful when our son was sick and got us to a pediatrician down the street. Delicious breakfast and we met some neat travelers while here, both Indian... More 

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Thank you for a great review appreciating the rooms, location, restaurant & availability of transportation. Yes, with doctors in the neighborhood it is easy to get the desired medical attention when needed. Graceful is indeed a lovely place to hang out if you don't go into town. The tranquility of the natural ambiance adds to the pleasure of interacting with... More 

Windisch, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had a very peaceful stay. The location seems to be far removed from the city, with a magnificent view of palms and greenery stretching out to the sea. Sylvia was particularly helpful in the planning phase of our Kerala trip. The suggestions and arrangements she made (in particular with Franco, in whose car we were most efficiently driven around... More 

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Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful during the last stage of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased you found the atmosphere peaceful & comfortable to help you recover from the train journey into Trivandrum & to prepare yourselves for the hectic pace that lay ahead. It was a pleasure to help plan... More 

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